The Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Peter Luff has visited the MOD site at Longtown, north of Carlisle, to discuss the potential closure of the site and its sister facility in Eastriggs in Dumfries and Galloway.
The Joint Trade Unions says closing the munitions sites would put the supply to the front line at risk. Around 300 jobs could go if they close. Both sites are said to require significant investment if they are to be maintained.
The head of one of Britain's biggest trade unions says he's hopeful that 300 jobs can still be saved at a Ministry of Defence site in the region. The base in Longtown is threatened with closure as part of cost cutting measures.
The General Secretary of the Prospect Union met staff and said that the chances of saving the site have improved, but they still have a fight on their hands.